Sarah Ackland

Sarah Ackland

Sarah Ackland

  • Biography

    Artist Biography

    Sarah Ackland is an Australian artist who currently works primarily in graphite, but also has a love for watercolour. She enjoys working tonally in graphite and seeing the results that come from working in the medium. Having grown up on a farm in the Western District of Victoria she has had a love for the Australian landscape and nature from an early age. Whether it was helping her Mother in the garden or her Father out on the farm, it was there the seeds of her inspiration were sown. With an interest in bush scenes, landscape, botanical and beachscapes, she is constantly inspired by the Australian landscape, the plant life and its rugged beauty. Her aim is to convey that beauty onto the paper and have people amazed by it. Whilst mostly self-taught she has studied under Australian artist Julian Bruere. She has found his detailed Australian snowgum scenes and landscapes to be inspiring and aims to reach that sensitivity in her artwork. Other influences are Albrecht Dürer and Hans Heyson to name a few. Sarah has work in private collections throughout Melbourne and country Victoria. She has exhibited in group exhibitions and participated in Rotary Art Shows throughout Melbourne and surrounding areas. In 2019 she won her first award in the Warrandyte Rotary Art Show as Emerging Artist and in 2023 she won Highly Commended awards in the Summer and Spring Exhibitions and a Curators award in the Winter Show at the Victorian Artist Society. Currently she is based in Melbourne where she lives with her Husband and works from home in her studio.





    Artist Statement



    My artwork is inspired by things I love, places I've been to and things that mean a lot to me. My aim is to convey the beauty of the world that I see around me onto paper and have people amazed by it. My goal is to have my artwork resonate with the viewer. I also love to give people the opportunity to have happy memories, with the hope of my artwork being a trigger of fond memories of times past. Currently I am enjoying the simplicity of working in graphite and pushing the boundaries of it and my boundaries as an artist and seeing where the adventure leads me.



  • Website

    https://vasgallery.org.au/Sarah-Ackland~56125

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Sarah Ackland

SENIOR ART BEST DRAWING - Moreton Bay Fig
110 x 84 cm Graphite on watercolour paper $1,800.00

Sarah Ackland

Into the Woods
110 x 80 cm Graphite on watercolour paper $2,000.00

Sarah Ackland

Tree Root Study
42 x 62 cm graphite on w/c paper mounted on board. waxed varnished $900.00

Sarah Ackland

Hydrangeas No 3
84 x 110 cm Graphite on watercolour paper $2,100.00

Sarah Ackland

hydrangeas No 2
94 x 48 cm Graphite on watercolour paper $1,500.00Sold